Thanks to a $250,000 donation from Everstream CEO Brett Lindsey and his family, Edgewater Park is looking to build an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) friendly playground in time for next summer.
The new playground will feature multiple play zones, ADA accessible features, a fully paved loop trail, play structures that align with the park's natural design, shade areas, nature based play, climbing towers and plenty of seating. Lindsey's donation covers half of the proposed playground's cost.
“My fiancé, Teresa, and I are very excited to see the new play area become possible and look forward to seeing our children and thousands of others playing at Edgewater," Lindsey said in a press release. "I’m challenging the community to raise the additional $250,000 needed to get it built.”
Building the playground adds to the existing Edgewater Park transformation. In 2017, the park saw a record number of guests, with over 1.5 million people visiting the beach, park and new commodities like the Edgewater Beach House, Edgewater Book Box and Edgewater Nature Shop.
Cleveland Metroparks are now accepting tax-deductible donations to continue making this park a reality. For more information on the proposed play area, check out the video below or visit the Metroparks' informational website (including donation form) by clicking here.